Portcolumbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1614 posts, RR: 4 Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 824 times:
What games did you enjoy most?
While I can't gamble yet, my dad always seems to win on the Double Diamonds slots, even at the airport of all places.
How does "comping" work?
You get rewarded for the amount of money you put through a slot machine or at a table game. For more comps, play with higher denominations and play for a long period of time. Also, pick up the book Comp City for all the details.
Flyguy1 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1711 posts, RR: 4 Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 801 times:
As someone who just returned from Vegas yesterday, I can share my experiences. I lost money everywhere, but made $75 playing roulette at the RIO. 2 of my friends also won there, so I recommend you check out that casino. Also visit the Palms, Bellagio, Paris, and MGM. Those were the nicest hotels, also Paris has a really good buffet. The Stardust hotel has cheap drinks, $0.75 for Heinken, and $1.00 margaritas. When in Vegas, my advice is just expect to spend a lot of $$ (unless you want crappy hotels, and food). Most Casinos give you free drinks when gambling, check out the cocktail waitresses in the Bellagio
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 38 Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 801 times:
Attended an airport manager's conference at Bally's in Vegas a few years back:
First time in the casino, lunching at the grill, bought a $2 (I think) keno ticket, won $200 off the bat. Took the other $200 I'd brought with me (my key money to play with the four days I was there), and stashed it back in my room.
Played with the house $200 the rest of the time (roulette, poker, blackjack). Lost the $200 keno winnings, so ended up the trip even.
Tom at MSY
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
JetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 12 Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 800 times:
I've only been to Vegas once and am planning a return in Oct., but I've been to other Casino. Craps is my favorite. Very up & down game. Money comes and goes fast. I also like blackjack and caribbean stud. I want to try Let It Ride in Oct. Looks fun.
My most memorable craps moment was almost getting my ass kicked by a 400 lbs non-English speaking Puerto Rican dude. He was a high-roller and had two stacks of $100 chips on the table. I got in next to him. I handed the dealer $300 cash for chips. As I was putting the rest of my money in my wallet, he slid the chips over to me. But when I went to grab them, I accidently grabbed the Puerto Rican dude's stack. He grabbed my wrist. I let go. Then I grab his OTHER stack. He grabbed my wrist harder. I let go faster. He then pointed to my stack which is off to the side a little. When his turn came, he was hot and ended up winning me $400.
My worst Carib. Stud moment was at Mandaley Bay. I joined a table and anted up, but the dealer (who just cashed chips for me to play) didn't deal me in. This means he took the hand I was supposed to get for himself (since they deal all five at once) I don't know if he was a dumbass or cheating. Anyway, I waited to see what my hand should've been. Full house. Pays 7-to-1. He f#$ked me out of $80 in one hand. Of course, he may have busted which means he only took me to $10, but either way...
Srbmod From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 17284 posts, RR: 51 Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 787 times:
The reason why casinos ply you with free booze is to get you to spend more money. You get drunk, you take risks (hey, let's place a $100 field bet!), you tend to lose money. There's no telling how much money casinos make off of the few cents of liquor they give for free. Now if you want a good drink (as in not made with the cheap stuff), they still charge a cheap price, same reason as above. I haven't been to Vegas yet, and have only ventured into the Harrah's down in New Orleans. I blew about $40 on slots (nickel, dime, quarter). If you want to get drunk, don't play the nickel slots, you'll be lucky if the waitress even comes by once an hour. I've been thinking about a junket down to Biloxi one day, leave on the first flight, come home on the last one. If I go to Vegas, I almost want the "Swingers" kind of Vegas, minus the double-down debacle.
JetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 12 Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 762 times:
I also heard the outter slots have their odds set higher because people tend to hit those the most. The advice is that you're supposed to go to an odd one in the middle of the pack. I don't know if it makes a difference because I don't usually play slots (unless I'm down to quarters ).
Chgoan From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 230 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 743 times:
Just got back from Vegas Sunday night. Had a great time...stayed at the Paris...loved it. Five years ago stayed at the NY, and was happy with that as well. This time my family and I found these slots called "Quarter Mania". There are only like four of them in each casino...sometimes tucked in a corner....the four include two "Diablo Diamond" and two "Texas Tea Tripler". Both put out some cash for my mom and sis.....$500 here....$300 there.....just bet your max of 3 credits or you can't win big. We hunted them down in the Bellagio, Paris, Flamingo, etc....and had a blast.
Me....I lost everything....I have no luck. Mom....puts in a quarter, walks away with $25! Grrrrr.
And if you sit there....order a drink if they ask....just tip a buck or $.50 or something....the drinks are "free" otherwise. You put in $20, lose it, but get a "free" drink....so drink it. =)
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 12952 posts, RR: 79 Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 728 times:
I was there in November 1993, part of an extensive trip around the US.
Now I don't gamble, not on the horses, or the lottery, it's not a belief/religious thing, I just don't.
But when in Vegas, anyway I just wanted to see the place.
Well, I actually only put about $5 in a machine, and won $85, so that was me done, apart from putting the odd quarter in a machine when the waitress was around to blag a free Jack Daniels and coke.